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Old 23rd December 2016, 19:11   #5326
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Off late (last three weeks) i can hear the clutch make a noise (something like choon...) while pressing down and relieving. This started with noise in a few instances and to now, where there is sound at all time. Can you please help understand what might this be? .
This problem could be because of these reasons.

1. Worn Bearing, which results in uneven sound.
2. Play/Misalignment between Flywheel & Clutch Disc.

I see that this sound is coming regularly. In this case, I would suggest you to get the car checked at a FNG, if he is unable to detect (Unlikely), get it checked at a Honda ASS.
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This problem could be because of these reasons.

1. Worn Bearing, which results in uneven sound.
2. Play/Misalignment between Flywheel & Clutch Disc.

I see that this sound is coming regularly. In this case, I would suggest you to get the car checked at a FNG, if he is unable to detect (Unlikely), get it checked at a Honda ASS.
Thanks CarGuyNish. I am not sure of a FNG here in NOIDA. So may be have to take the car to ASS. Do you think any of these problems are typical of a 18K vehicle?
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I have an I-Dtec with about 18 K on the meter and bought in Sep 15. Off late (last three weeks) i can hear the clutch make a noise (something like choon...) while pressing down and relieving. This started with noise in a few instances and to now, where there is sound at all time. Can you please help understand what might this be? Don't want to go the service center with no idea on what it might be... Thank much for your help.
We had this noise on our City as well early on its life; every time I asked the SA to check it, he said it was okay.

At 6 yrs/50k kms, the stock clutch is still going strong.

In the process of some other repair, the clutch release bearing was replaced and the sound went away.
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Old 23rd December 2016, 22:41   #5329
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... i can hear the clutch make a noise (something like choon...) while pressing down and relieving. ..... Don't want to go the service center with no idea on what it might be...
I had faced a similar sound, while raising the foot off the clutch. Turned out to be simple case of clutch pedal requiring "greasing" as confirmed by the service advisor.

This is a generic issue, have faced the same in my previous cars as well.


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.... I believe that City petrol has the most reliable mechanicals in that segment. City diesel engine, with all its NVH issues, is still as reliable as Fiat's 1.3, if not more. You will never regret this decision...
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.. City Diesel. ...I am surprised by the NVH levels, there is hardly any sound inside at idle & low revs. Once past 3-4k rpm, you can hear it which is a common character of Diesel Engine. I am very much satisfied by the car (Unlike most others, who aren't happy), it's a well engineered car no doubt....

Diesel NVH has improved vastly over inital batches.
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..but the older ones were really harsh. Then again Vento/Rapid has equally loud diesel. ..
I have a 2014 model Diesel and can confirm that the NVH levels are acceptable for a diesel and not as bad as I keep hearing on reviews and discussions on various forums.

The one mistake Honda did was it released an early V4 version/model that were used as test drive vehicles all over the country in showrooms and in most early reviews and these early test drive models were indeed significantly loud and this tag of Diesel City NVH being excessively harsh has stuck on till this day.

After the test drive before purchase, I had the same opinion of high NVH, but was pleasantly surprised that about the much more acceptable NVH of the production Diesel model, it is just a typical diesel, there is no 'excessive' noise, its just the hangover of 'noisy diesel' tag from the early test drive models.

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Hello folks, my 2.5 year old City has picked up a new quirk. Whenever she goes over an uneven road or a bump, the doors unlock and cabin lights come on. This happens irrespective of what speed I'm on. Once the car slows down below 15kmph, door locks again when speed goes back up above 15 kmph.

Anyone else faced with this issue? Any known fixes?
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@deerhunter Hey is this dash cam. How much did it cost.
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@deerhunter Hey is this dash cam. How much did it cost.
I bought it from amazon 4 months back for Rs 9500. My previous 2 dash cams were chinese makes and both had come with internal batteries. But since I sometimes park under the sun, both the battery versions became out of focus within a month and stopped working after a year. Temperature inside cars, when parked under sun, can reach as high as 80 degrees.

So I wanted a heat proof dash cam (no battery, only capacitor) with warranty. So got this. Its a transcend drive pro 200. It is not inconspicuous like some chinese ones, but the video quality is excellent.

Hope this helps.

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Hey guys,

I have an I-Dtec with about 18 K on the meter and bought in Sep 15. Off late (last three weeks) i can hear the clutch make a noise (something like choon...) while pressing down and relieving. This started with noise in a few instances and to now, where there is sound at all time. Can you please help understand what might this be? Don't want to go the service center with no idea on what it might be... Thank much for your help.
Hi we_pull, I had this problem before 6 months. The sound was from the clutch switch. Thy spayed the 3M lubrication to the clutch switch and it got fixed temporarily. It was a small cylindrical device that has a small steel knob peeping out. When you press the clutch pedal, the pedal presses the steel knob for clutch action. At least, that is the explanation that could make out of it.

The problem appeared again and I had the dealer to replace a new one under warranty. They replaced it a couple of months before, however, the sound is back. I'll have to speak to them during my next service.
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I found something interesting on a Malaysian site for which is providing AVN system for Honda City:
http://www.maxaudio.com.my/double-di...v-antenna.html

Gives all the attachments as they are available in the factory fitted car. Any thoughts on this?
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Thanks, very comforting to hear that you didn't face the same issue again after the update.

You are spot on about the scenario, exactly happened the same way.
When the clutch is depressed, the ECU sometimes raises the RPM automatically, this is normal and observed in many cars.
In this particular scenario, the RPM had shot up momentarily quite a bit and then the Check Engine light appeared which got resolved after the ECU software update. It sure seems like a software bug.
This happened to me too, took it to ASC i think they ran a OBD scan and reset the error code, at least that's what they told me. BTW it happened when car had approx 5000KM in odo, currently it is a 45k, hope it is fixed for good.
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My City's brakes make a squeaking sound when I apply them. Is it normal? It's a new car, done about 150 kms.

What could be the problem?

Edit : Car is parked in an underground covered parking.

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My City's brakes make a squeaking sound when I apply them. Is it normal? It's a new car, done about 150 kms.

What could be the problem?

Edit : Car is parked in an underground covered parking.
Where do you hear the sound from ?
Front part or Rear Part ?

The 2 reasons for squeaking would be
1. Moisture/Dew/Condensation due to cold climate
2. Lack of Lubrication between Brake Shoe & Backing Plate Contact Points. (Rear Drums).

Does this happen at all the times ? If so, you should get you're car checked.
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My City's brakes make a squeaking sound when I apply them. Is it normal? It's a new car, done about 150 kms.

What could be the problem?

Edit : Car is parked in an underground covered parking.
This happened on my car too. My car is also parked in an underground lot and my daily running is pretty low (15-20 Kms/day).

The brakes would squeak a lot every time they were applied. This problem started out as a pretty minor sound and gradually became a much louder squeak. I sent the car to the service center and they sorted it out. It still happens occasionally, but nowhere as audible as earlier. There isn't any pattern which I can see. The brakes squeak sometime (one really needs to strain their ears to hear it), and behave normal for the rest of the time.

Get the service center to look into it, they should be able to fix it.

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Dew / condensation if it's parked in a chilly underground parking lot and then brought into the daylight would be my guess. See if there are damp conditions in your parking area e.g. pools of spilled water, area hosed down for cleaning etc that you may have to drive through before / after entering your underground parking.
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Thanks for the input guys. It was dew itself.

Though a new issue has cropped up.

In first gear sometimes, something in the dashboard rattles though only at a particular rpm ( I didn't take note of it ).
What could be it? It's a brand new car and these things are annoying me a LOT.

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